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Nov 7/14

The BC Sports Hall of Fame educates and entertains through its programs and collections by telling stories of outstanding achievements in sport in British Columbia. TH= SUM, in partnership with Kei Space, worked together with the BC Sports Hall of Fame on their signature exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

TH= SUM was responsible for the creative direction and design of exhibit graphics and strived to retain the nostalgia of the times while giving it a modern feel. Colour and imagery were inspired by the original graphics created for the Games and media and artifacts combined within the exhibit brought the Games back to life for past athletes of the 1954 Games and visitors alike.

Video: Behind the scenes of the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 1954 retrospective by The Province

Nov 7/13

Located at the Vancouver Airport, the Larry Berg – Flight Path Park was renamed to honour the retiring CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority’s role in creating community-oriented amenities within YVR.

Flight Path Park, provides an opportunity for viewing planes and creates a community gathering place for residents and visitors. The central feature of the park, the globe, allows visitors to interact with the structure while learning about YVR’s role in connecting people from around the world. Benches shaped as paper airplanes also provide a whimsical element to the space.

TH= SUM worked with Ken Heit Creative and Kei Space to assist in conceptualizing the central feature of the park and detailing renderings for this project.

To learn more about this project, check out this article at vancitybuzz.com


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Jul 13/12

A short while ago we discovered Quarterly.co — a website where you can subscribe to your favorite design heroes and receive themed, mystery gifts mailed to you every 3 months. We started off with Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swiss Miss) and Josh Rubin & Evan Orensten (Cool Hunting). Here’s what we’ve received so far:

Sexy Caran D’Ache Red Metal Pen and Stick-Up Weekly Calendar

Crania Anatomica created exclusively for Quarterly.co by Chicago sculptor Joshua Harker

Bucky Balls (moldable magnetic beads) for creative brain breaks

Jan 17/12

Icebreaker specializes in offering the broadest selection of high performance New Zealand merino wool base layers and outdoor clothing throughout North America and New Zealand.

The Sum was contacted by Icebreaker’s Vancouver headquarters to help re-design their current staff retail home page and update the visuals within the site. The objective: Design a home page with a clear navigational direction, which would either encourage new staff to take an online training course or guide trained staff into their retail section where they could find great deals and promotions.

Dec 22/11

As one of eight Master Instructors of the Speech Level Singing™ technique in the world, Spencer Welch is an expert in vocal development and application.

The goal was to freshen up the look of his old site and to use the screen real estate in a more effective way. We transformed the home page into a “billboard” of easy-to-access information that gives potential and current students a snapshot of Spencer Welch Vocal Studio (SWVS) and guides them through the various resources offered through site. The Sum worked collaboratively with the client to organize the content and give it a clear visual hierarchy to ensure smooth navigation and access. Click here to check it out!

Oct 28/11

Dan’s Plan focuses on helping people achieve a lifestyle that promotes optimal health in today’s modern environment. TH= SUM created simple and engaging illustrations to help users understand the key objectives of Dan’s Plan. They focus on food, movement, and sleep to help achieve and sustain your ideal weight. Check them out for yourself and give it a try … it’s free!

Oct 2/11

Every so often we have a client that lets us do whatever we want for a design (aka. Dream Client).

Vancouver New Music has been one of our Dream Clients for the past couple of years and here is the latest poster and brochure design for their Sonic Tonic event. That’s all we hafta say.

Aug 23/11

TH= SUM was super stoked to hear that Vancouver Is Awesome wanted an interview with our very talented Creative Director, Chris Wong. To read it, Click Here!

Jul 31/11

The new website for the San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay is up! Click here to check it out.

TH= SUM had the pleasure of working with The Spider to help develop the creative direction for the aquarium’s new website. Our challenge was to update the design of the website in a family-friendly way while retaining key design elements from their previous website. Large amounts of content were organized in a way that showed a clear hierarchy and directed user experience.

Great project and we look forward to visiting soon!


Jul 24/11

After a year-long design process, the exterior signage for the Seymour-Capilano Water Filtration Plant (SCFP) has been installed!

Working in partnership with Bliss Creative, Bufo Inc. and Artcraft Graphics, The Sum has been working with Metro Vancouver to develop and design interpretive graphics for its world-class water filtration plant. The objective: design beautiful graphics that complement the natural environment and educate the public about the plant and its sustainability goals (LEED Silver).

The creative direction is a refreshing change from traditional approaches to park signage, and old water pipes were reused and retrofitted to create new graphic structures; visitors can even walk through a massive pipe as they enter the trail.

We are currently working on interior signage for the plant and look forward to posting an update soon!


Trail Entrance


Entrance Graphic


Other side of the water pipe with the filtration plant to the right


Signage close-ups below